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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$435,000
304 W 45th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,514
Acres
0.15
Year Built
1947
$435,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hyde Park Annex
3 br, 3 ba, 1,514 ft²
MLS® #: 2051511
Price:
$435,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2051511
Sqft:
1,514
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hyde Park Annex
Property Listed By:
Juice Homes, Llc

Project Near The Finish Line & Ready For New Owner To Complete Home Stretch*2/2 Front House W/ Engineered Wd Floors & Open Living / Kitchen*master Bath W/ Vaulted Ceiling, Double Vanity & Walk-in Shower*standing Seam Metal Roof*1/1 Detached Studio W/ Remodeled Kitchen & Bath + Vaulted Living Room*circle Drive Way For Easy Parking*great Start & Design Scheme To Be Finish...

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$329,000
1031 Ellingson Ln - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,106
Acres
0.27
Year Built
1947
$329,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Mayfair Terrace
2 br, 1 ba, 1,106 ft²
MLS® #: 9775886
Price:
$329,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9775886
Sqft:
1,106
Acres:
0.27
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Mayfair Terrace
Property Listed By:
Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty

Sought After, Central Location! Cute 2 Bedroom Bungalow Ready For You To Make It Your Own. Great Corner Lot With Huge Pecan Trees. Privacy Fence Just Installed.

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$355,000
5206 Woodview Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
946
Acres
0.18
Year Built
1947
$355,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Shoalmont Add Resub
2 br, 1 ba, 946 ft²
MLS® #: 5494831
Price:
$355,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5494831
Sqft:
946
Acres:
0.18
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shoalmont Add Resub
Property Listed By:
Jeremy Craig

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$525,000
5400 Shoalwood Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,904
Acres
0.31
Year Built
1948
$525,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Shoalmont Add Resub
3 br, 2 ba, 1,904 ft²
MLS® #: 5268869
Price:
$525,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5268869
Sqft:
1,904
Acres:
0.31
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Shoalmont Add Resub
Property Listed By:
Habitat Hunters

Amazing Find In Central Austin. Wood Floors, Huge Living Room, Master And Laundry Room. Tons Of Closets And Storage. Office Area Off Master. 1.5 Baths, With Room To Add Another Large Full Bath. Vaulted Ceilings In Living Room And Master. Remodeled Kitchen. Spacious Corner Lot. Prime Location. Don't Miss Out!

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$449,900
5608 Grover Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,138
Acres
0
Year Built
2008
$449,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Broadacres
3 br, 3 ba, 2,138 ft²
MLS® #: 5203588
Price:
$449,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5203588
Sqft:
2,138
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Broadacres
Property Listed By:
Ely Properties, Inc.

Classic Austin Craftsman Style Home Built In 2008. Timeless Exterior With An Elegant Modern Interior Finishes. Great Open Main Level Plan W/stained Concrete Floors, Large Windows And A Must See Kitchen (even Has A Wine Fridge). Master Suite Is Gigantic With A Coffered Ceiling, Huge Picture Window And A Large Inviting Bathroom With Jetted Tub And Separate Shower. Oth...

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$549,900
1911 W 41st St - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,644
Acres
0.18
Year Built
1953
$549,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Oakmont Heights Anx #3 Sec 2
3 br, 2 ba, 1,644 ft²
MLS® #: 3256506
Price:
$549,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3256506
Sqft:
1,644
Acres:
0.18
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Oakmont Heights Anx #3 Sec 2
Property Listed By:
Bramlett Residential

Beautifully Designed, Updated, & Cared For Home In The Heart Of Central Austin. Walk To Kerbey Ln, Bryker Woods Elem, Uchiko, Central Market, & More. Master Suite Added In 2004 W/ Large Master Bath & Walk-in Closet. Master Opens Directly Onto Oversized Deck & Backyard. Gorgeous Original Wood Floors In Main Section Of Home W/ Bamboo In Master. Dual Zoned Hvac W/ New Win...

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$499,000
926 E 54th St #b - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,040
Acres
0.26
Year Built
2009
$499,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hill
3 br, 3 ba, 2,040 ft²
MLS® #: 2880118
Price:
$499,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2880118
Sqft:
2,040
Acres:
0.26
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hill
Property Listed By:
The Agency Austin Inc

Amazing Opportunity To Purchase Beautiful Newer Built Home Ne Of Hyde Park. Close To Mueller, Shopping, And Restaurants. Easily Accessible And Close To Major Interchanges. Open Concept Downstairs. Master On The Main With 2 Closets And En Suite. 4-star Green Build, Led Landscaped Lighting, Silestone Counters In Kitchen, Nest Thermostat, High End Appliances, Hard Woods...

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$1,099,900
1506 W 39 1/2 St - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
4
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
2,666
Acres
0.17
Year Built
2014
$1,099,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Shoalcrest Oaks
4 br, 4 ba, 2,666 ft²
MLS® #: 7534846
Price:
$1,099,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7534846
Sqft:
2,666
Acres:
0.17
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shoalcrest Oaks
Property Listed By:
Bridgeone Properties

Stunning New Construction In Rosedale,built W/ The Time And Detail Of A True Custom.absolutely Exquisite,every Detail Painstakingly Thought-out.dramatic Liveable Floor Plan By Nick Meal, Courtyard W/ Water Custom Water Feature,huge Master Suite,a Walk In Closet To Die For,japanese Style 'soaking Room',media/theater Room. See Through Stone Fireplace,waterfall 'leathered'...

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$535,000
3904 Jefferson St - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,519
Acres
0.15
Year Built
1951
$535,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Ridgelea
2 br, 2 ba, 1,519 ft²
MLS® #: 2948319
Price:
$535,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2948319
Sqft:
1,519
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Ridgelea
Property Listed By:
Coldwell Banker United Realtor

Location! Shoal Creek Park Right Across The Street. Walk To Kerbey Lane Cafe, Retail, Restaurants & Hike And Bike Trail. Near Seton Hospital & Medical Complex. Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Remodeled Kitchen & Bathrooms W/ New Plumbing And Electrical Systems Installed Around 1993. Built-in Shelves/cabinets. Newly Painted & Ready For Move-in. Converted Garage Can ...

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$724,999
5608 Clay Ave #b - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
2,476
Acres
0.33
Year Built
2014
$724,999
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Broadacres
3 br, 4 ba, 2,476 ft²
MLS® #: 7689652
Price:
$724,999
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7689652
Sqft:
2,476
Acres:
0.33
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Broadacres
Property Listed By:
Horizon Realty

One Of The Fastes Growing Neighborhoods In Austin- Foam Walls & Roof Deck - Alder Stain Grade Trim & Solid Doors - Double Masters - Freestanding Tub - Large Shower With Dbl Shwrhds- Lrg Walk In Closets With Chandeliers- Secret Room - Wood Floors Throughout - Granite Throughout - Outdoor Kitchen & Fireplace - Indoor Fireplace With Tall Ceilings - Nice Fenced Yard W/ Full...

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$385,000
4604 Eilers Ave - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,338
Acres
0.21
Year Built
1960
$385,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Staehely
2 br, 2 ba, 1,338 ft²
MLS® #: 4300306
Price:
$385,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4300306
Sqft:
1,338
Acres:
0.21
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Staehely
Property Listed By:
Coldwell Banker United Realtor

Charming Eclectic Bungalow On Huge Flat Lot In Perfect Hyde Park Location! Partially Updated 2 Bed 2 Bath Home Is Situated Far Back On This Deep Lot With Tons Of Space In The Front Yard. Bring Architects And Builders To Take Advantage Of This Rare Opportunity In Prime Central Austin. Check With Your Builder For Condo/duplex Possibilities. Sought After Lee Elementary!

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$975,000
502 Park Blvd - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,597
Acres
0.15
Year Built
2014
$975,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Ideal Place
3 br, 3 ba, 2,597 ft²
MLS® #: 3544605
Price:
$975,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3544605
Sqft:
2,597
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Ideal Place
Property Listed By:
The Boutique Real Estate

Nearing Completion This Stunning Farm House Modern In Hyde Park Features French Oak Floors, High Ceilings, And Tons Of Natural Light From The Huge Beautiful Windows. The Kitchen Features A 12 Foot Long Island, Walnut Cabinets, And Commercial Range. The Main Level Of The Home Has 3 Bedrooms And 2 Full Bathrooms With Tons Of Bonus/flex Space On The 2nd Floor- Plenty Of Ro...

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from December 20th, 2014 at 8:02am CST. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.